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The Ring of General Macias
by Josephina Niggli

Women’s Involvement in the Mexican Revolution
Find out how real-life Mexican and American women participated in the Mexican Revolution, which took place from 1910 to 1920. How does the motivation and involvement of these women compare with that of Raquel in The Ring of General Macías? Write a short essay exploring the similarities and differences.

Josefina Niggli
Visit this site to learn more about Niggli’s life and accomplishments. How did the author define "success" as a writer? Did she achieve this type of success? What is your definition of success? According to your definition, was Niggli successful? Discuss your answers with a partner.